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Grambling faces financial punishment for forfeit

3 years 2 months 1 week ago November 13, 2013 Nov 13, 2013 Wednesday, November 13 2013 November 13, 2013 11:10 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday that Grambling will face financial penalties after forfeiting its road game against Jackson State on Oct. 19.

The SWAC did not announce exact figures in its release, but said the fine would be issued in accordance to the league's bylaws. Grambling spokesman Will Sutton has said previously that amount is $20,000. Grambling must also play road games at Jackson State the next three seasons.

Grambling's players staged a boycott of the Jackson State game because of issues with Grambling's leaders, including the school's rundown facilities, long bus trips to road games and personnel decisions.

The SWAC also said Grambling will pay Jackson State an undisclosed amount from its "future distribution amounts" to help Jackson State recoup lost money from the Oct. 19 cancellation.

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